Arts & Culture Kids & Families

Geraldine Marshall Music Scholarship & NEMPAC Needs-Based Scholarship Applications Now Open For 2020-2021

 The North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) is now accepting applications for its NEMPAC Needs-Based Scholarship Fund (open to residents of any location) and for the Geraldine Marshall Scholarship (open to North End residents). The Geraldine Marshall Scholarship Fund awards four North End children under the age of 18 with a full-year scholarship Read More…

Announcements Kids & Families Schools

St. John School Announces Winner of Fr. Frederick Bailey 2020 Scholarship Award

The Grand Knight, John Pagliuca of the North End’s Ausonia Council Knights of Columbus #1553, is pleased to announce that Cameron Esposito, a 2020 graduate of St. John School, was awarded a $500 scholarship from the Knights of Columbus. This award is given to a North End student. The scholarship award is named after Father Read More…

Community Featured Kids & Families

Mirabella Pool Opens July 22, Swim Slot Registration Required

The BCYF Mirabella Pool on Commercial Street in Boston’s North End will be open to City of Boston residents starting Wednesday, July 22. New protocols will be in place due to COVID-19 that include registering for a swim time slot, social distancing, and wearing a face covering when not in the water. Sign up for Read More…

Kids & Families

In-Person Summer Programming at the Nazzaro Center Begins July 22

Mayor Walsh recently announced in-person summer youth programming for Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF). See below for the schedule for the BCYF Nazzaro in the North End. Please note that the Nazzaro Center will NOT be taking registrations at the center. You must visit Boston.gov/BCYF-Summer to register your child.  Programs are free of charge, one Read More…

Kids & Families Schools

North End Against Drugs and Raymond & Michelina Costa Scholarship Program Award $3,100 to Local Students

North End Against Drugs, through the Raymond and Michelina Costa Scholarship Program, awarded $3,100 in scholarships this year to seventeen deserving students. North End Against Drugs (NEAD) held their first ever virtual scholarship drawing on June 23, 2020. Thanks to the generosity of several businesses and individuals, NEAD was able to award five $500 scholarships to students attending Read More…

Featured Government Kids & Families

Coronavirus Pandemic Draws Sharp Attention to Boston’s Childcare Crisis

City Councilors Liz Breadon (District 9), Michelle Wu (At-Large), and Andrea Campbell (District 4) are urging the City to consider ways to support the childcare industry during and after COVID-19 to ensure affordable access to care remains available when workers begin to reenter the workforce as the state reopens. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to Read More…

Kids & Families Schools

North End Against Drugs 2020-2021 Raymond & Michelina Costa Scholarship Program Application Deadline June 8

North End Against Drugs (NEAD) has announced their annual Michelina & Raymond Costa Scholarship / Educational Fund. Applications for the 2020-2021 scholarship are due June 8th. North End residents who are in kindergarten through college are eligible to participate. Students who attend tuition-based schools are eligible for a scholarship. Students who attend public schools are eligible for Read More…

Community Featured Kids & Families Photos & Videos Schools

Rolling Parade for Class of 2020 North End Graduates [Photo Gallery]

A rolling Class of 2020 Graduation Parade was held on Saturday morning to recognize Boston North End seniors who have missed their formal ceremonies this year. Organized by State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, dozens of vehicles made their way through the streets stopping at the homes of over 20 graduates. Seniors received commendations from the Massachusetts Read More…

Kids & Families Schools

Eliot School Shout Out to Nazzaro Center

The North End’s Eliot School gave a special shout out to the Boston Center for Youth and Families (BCYF) and Nazzaro Center for providing free, healthy meals for students every day. During the COVID-19 pandemic, all Massachusetts schools, including Boston Public Schools, are closed. In addition to the difficulties of transitioning to online learning, this Read More…

Community Kids & Families

NEW Health “Over the Bridge” Food Insecurity Program

For the past two years, the employees of North End Waterfront (NEW) Health have been funding an internal collection used to provide needy North End and Charlestown students with bags of food and fresh produce to bring home to their families. Many things have changed since the appearance of COVID-19, but what hasn’t changed is Read More…

Community Kids & Families

Springtime Egg Hunt Venue Change: To Our Windows!

We won’t be hunting for decorated eggs in the North End parks or graveyard this April 12, but that doesn’t mean there can’t be a Springtime/Easter Egg hunt. We’re moving the venue to our windows! Everyone was feeling a little sad about losing our traditional festivities, but the North End/Waterfront Mothers’ (Parents’) Association (NEWMA) has Read More…